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Perspective//What I’ve Learned in the Past 24 Hours

January 5, 2009
  • Life isn’t short – living is what you will do for the longest amount of time// It is, however, very precious and easily taken for granted; especially the lives of others.
  • Hug/call/see/laugh with/learn from your loved ones// Those times matter more than anything and they will keep you from going crazy when bad things happen.
  • Regrets suck//Try living without them; usually all it takes is a change in your attitude toward the circumstances at hand.
  • Following rules & orders  is overrated//2 defiant best friends “assembled like Voltron” and saved my sanity when they showed up after I told them not to. 
  • Frugality isn’t always the best route to take//Make sure the car you drive is a reliable one so you won’t stress out over not being able to see your grandma while she’s in the ICU.
  • Believe in the noxious power of secondhand smoke//That shit KILLS people.

Thank goodness she’s doing better now.  Last night was EXTREMELY frightening for my mother and I.  She still isn’t out of the weeds, but she has a knack for cheating death.  That lady is a ninja/trooper.  Seriously.

Given all the goings-on of the day, I decided to wear Chucks.  I needed stability.   I still need confirmation that my freakin’ sweet grandma is going to be able to go home.  Immediately.  If not, sooner.

UO Jacket, Thrifted Shirt, Refuge Jeans, Chuck Taylors

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2009 8:18 pm

    My prayers are with you girl. Chin up.

  2. January 5, 2009 9:47 pm

    You’re in my prayers!

  3. January 5, 2009 10:03 pm

    Love the Chucks! And visiting Grandma is always important! I heart grandmas!

  4. January 5, 2009 10:39 pm

    Hoping for the best for you and your family.

  5. January 5, 2009 11:06 pm

    Goodness. Here’s to your grandmother’s homecoming this week. Cheers! You look fantastic for a nervous/grieving person.

  6. January 6, 2009 1:05 am

    Love the life isn’t short statement, it’s so true..

  7. January 6, 2009 2:11 am

    We are some defiant little women arent we?? Such a hateful statement never made me feel so warm inside :tear:

    Love you!

  8. January 6, 2009 6:43 am

    hope your grandma is doing better. the most importnat thing is the will to live, it goes a long way.
    i like the shoes remark. do you know grounding is very important ? schizophrenics like to go barefoot to feel in touch with the ground bc the rest of their world is so scattered and scary.
    when you see your grandma , surround the space aroung her with white light and concentrate on healing thoughts.
    xx chauss

  9. January 6, 2009 9:16 am

    your grandmother is gorgeous
    well wishes to her

    and love the learnings…… gotta keep all that in mind for 09

    *kisses*

  10. January 6, 2009 11:43 am

    So glad to hear she’s doing better.
    I see where you get your good looks from, you’re both stunning!!
    Hope the new year brings nothing but amazing things to you.
    xo
    S

  11. January 6, 2009 11:51 am

    Your grandmother is beautiful; I’m happy that she is alright & hope that she’ll be coming home soon. It’s so refreshing to see others with great relationships with their relatives. I am not so lucky.

    & by the way, you pull off Chucks so well! I have a pair of blue ones that I’ve had since 8th grade — I can still fit them! — but I can never seem to pull them off. Sigh.

  12. January 6, 2009 3:32 pm

    I am so glad to hear she is doing better; so true about secondhand smoke. She is lovely. LMAO @ “assembled like Voltron”…I adhere to the live-without-regret regime, it’s so cliche to some people that they don’t even take the time to think about it and try it.

  13. January 6, 2009 9:02 pm

    Hey Alicia.

    Happy New Year. *Oh Poo!* about your grandma. She’s a cute little bugger just like my own…

    I seriously have a crush on old people. They always have something valuable to offer…whether regrets or advice…

    Love the Chucks! I’ve tragically worn a hole in mine.

    GT

  14. January 7, 2009 9:34 am

    “Regrets suck//Try living without them; usually all it takes is a change in your attitude toward the circumstances at hand.” Great advice…

    As for your ensemble, rocking!

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